Prior to September 1st, looking at tights was as laughable as wearing pants inside your own home on a 90ºF day. Yeah, ridiculous.
But now that it seems Seattle’s Weather Technician has been busy at Bumbershoot over the last few days, because it forgot it was September until today. Our weekend was blisteringly hot (80ºF – I don’t want to hear it, Arizona) and for the last 24 hours, it’s been grey & raining. Good ol’ Pacific Northwest, we can always count on you to remove the sugar-coating from seasonal changes.
Then, I posted about those leather shorts that I’m clearly not done talking about, and on one of the ModCloth models, there were tights. Tights with hearts on the knees. Would I ever wear those? No, probably not, but I like them enough that it bunson-burner’d my passion for fall clothing… and tights. (This post is about tights, FYI.)
So here are some meshy leg coverings (insecure about the number of times I’ve said t-i-g-h-t-s in this post) that I’m really, really into right now.
I found the above at ASOS and love each pair for very different reasons.
Namely, the reason I like the first pair (“Mock Lace” which I don’t get, but whatever) is because they remind me of the pattern I saw on a pair of Seven For All Mankind jeans from a Daily Deal. It’s more of a deco print, to me, but I’ll accept “mock lace” if I get to wear them (…and not call them “mock lace”).
The second pair are obviously the best pair. I always get annoyed when tights and stockings have that garish seam at the top – putting kitty ears there certainly makes me not give a shit about it showing – success! Miniskirts, ahoy!
The third pair is just crazy, and I feel like it would make any boring, grey, wool dress into something super interesting! I get scared at the thought of trying to wear these with open-toe shoes, though… I’d stick to closed, if I were you!
Gipsy 200 Denier Tights, $15.19
These are 200 denier tights. That means they can essentially block out the sun if you were sitting on it, as far as thickness is concerned. 200 denier tights are about as opaque as you can get!
I can always count on TopShop to have a cool selection of tights at decent prices. I’m loathe to spend more than $10 on anything, but for a pair of those baroque-y tights or those ditsy floral tights (it looks like they’re floating – I dig it), I’d shell out just past $10 if I promised myself that I’d hand-wash them & make them last. They seem pretty worth it. See also: more that’s-supposed-to-be-there animal silhouettes!
Oooh, ModCloth. You is so expensive, but you is so full of pretty tights. I particularly love the star print tights (the stars, themselves, are fishnet!) and the toile-patterned tights on the left, which seem more like footie-leggings – so okay with that.
Bring it on, fall! I will mock you with my shorts and skirts. My fall/winter uniform is almost complete. All that’s left is boots…